Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Never Thought I Would Like Blue Oyster Cult

After eating out so much the previous week, we decided to stay at home and enjoy homemade pizza, a roasted chicken from Ault's Family Farm, veal piccata (from Belmont Butchery) with roasted red peppers and angel hair pasta, chicken stir fry, and, finally, hot dogs and chips.

Near the end of the week 007 and her newly-wedded spouse asked if we wanted to join them for dinner. We were ready to eat out and decided to go to Wild Ginger. Oh so yummy!

Due to various circumstances, I was the only one drinking. I had a good tasting margarita and then a glass of the Terra Blanca Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State. The cocktail took the edge off of the work week, but was just a cocktail. The cab was very delicious and satisfying.

We started with Peppercorn Calamari - tempura fried tossed with cilantro and red pepper and served with homemade gyoza sauce.


Oh my god! simply incredible. The calamari was fresh. The tempura breading, perfect. The sauce, divine. We saved the rest of the sauce for the sushi to come. When we get a hankering for fried calamari, we will have to go back here.

For the main course our party had Yellowtail and Scallion roll, Vegan roll (with brown rice), Seaweed Salad, Heavenly Roll (lobster tempura, lettuce, kani, and avocado), The Vamp roll, and Blue Oyster Cult roll. All good. I want to tell you guys about the two rolls that were new to us.

First up: The Vamp - Black pepper tuna and avocado topped with spicy scallop and garnished with seaweed grass.


I thoroughly enjoyed this. The tuna was ever-so-slightly seared with the black pepper, but still had all of the raw goodness that I expected. The avocado paired well and the scallop was a bit spicy, but not overpowering.

Next up: Blue Oyster Cult - Tempura oysters wrapped with goat cheese and topped with seared filet mignon, tobiko, and spicy aioli.


Hubby had been eyeing this roll the last few times we had dined here and tonight was the night to try it. He took one bite and insisted that I try it, too. He would not let me say no. So, I relented. It was extremely good. If you like oysters, you must order it. Liking the band of the same name is not required.

We had great conversation and truly delicious food.

We have dined at Wild Ginger serveral times and always enjoy the meal. And while we did not have the same waitress serve us as the last time, she recognized us and said hello. It's always nice to be welcomed back.

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